Component Quality Engineer

Component Quality Engineer

Job Description:

The Component Quality Engineer represents Converge as an electronics product expert.

This person will work closely with Distribution, Sales, Purchasing, Commodity Management, Quality, Compliance, and Customers/Vendors when applicable.

In this role the CQE will provide detailed product inspection (level II) as mandated by corporate procedures and checklists to validate/verify product authenticity, markings, condition and offer documented, factual information for Sales and/or Commodity Management to determine disposition when applicable


  • Investigate and inspect discrepant product from Purchase Orders, Sales orders, and Customer Returns (product ranges from Semiconductor, capacitors and passive type parts)
    • Inspect product under magnification to validate product markings, condition, and authenticity.
    • Research various websites or paid subscriptions to databases to find and read product datasheets.
    • Take photos to send with documented information as evidence and store, when applicable
    • Take physical measurements of product to ensure authenticity, when applicable
    • Contact manufacture's via phone or email when applicable to validate part information
    • Perform marking permanency test as required
    • Confirm RoHS/Lead Free compliance via part markings, date codes, etc.
    • Confirms product Moisture Sensitivity level (MSL) when applicable
    • Attends to customer issues, provides rootcause analysis and corrective/preventive actions.
  • Writes/reviews operation procedures and Work instruction geared towards
    • Process improvement, cost saving and productivity
  • Investigate product questions from Global Trade
  • Cross reference part #'s to find alternative solutions to customer needs
    • Confirm RoHS/Lead Free compliance via part markings, date codes, etc.
  • Field general questions relating to part markings, meanings, etc.
  • Populate and maintain Converge internal Databases
  • Add information to the Date Code ID Log, Product Alert List, Counterfeit List, MSL Rating List, etc as product is investigated or if info is not available during initial inspection.
  • Strategic / Technical 3rd Party Vendor Management
  • Determine requirements
  • Vendor screening / audit and selection
  • Price and service negotiations
  • Train & Educate DSC Inspectors
  • Works with individual inspectors on product inspection techniques
  • Where to locate and how to use Internal Databases
  • How to locate and read datasheets
  • Document all training using controlled ISO forms
  • Assists the Quality Assurance Dept
  • Performing out of box audits to ensure the distribution team is inspecting and packing orders properly.
  • Provides technical guidance and testing for Corrective & Preventative Actions
  • Ability to travel on behalf of Converge as required and adheres to the specified travel policy.
  • Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned.

  • This position involves sitting, standing and or walking for considerable lengths of time.

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering with at least 3 years of experience or
  • Associates Degree in Engineering required with at least 5 years of experience.

  • 3+ year of recent related working experience in Front of line or End of Line process in a Semiconductor company. Also have knowledge and experience in processes like Die attach, Wirebonding, Molding, Marking, Solder ball attached, Final Visual inspection and packing of electronic parts.
  • Experience In Semiconductor or Contract Equipment Manufacturing Environment preferred
  • Knows some basic Failure analysis methodology such as Decapsulation, Solderability and basic functional/electrical testing.
  • Knows how to operate X-ray machines, Decap machine, Baking Oven and other basic electronics testing tools/equipment
  • Experience with inspection and classification of various semiconductor and electronic parts.
  • Working knowledge of Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) in handling components in an Electrostatic Protective Area (EPA) required.
  • Knowledge in RoHS requirement is preferred
  • Basic understanding of ISO 9001 Quality Management System preferred.
  • Ability to adapt quickly and effectively to changing workload and business pressures.
  • Strong written, verbal communication and prioritizing skills.
  • Must be proficient in all Microsoft software applications, e.g. Outlook, Excel, Word, Power Point, etc.

Internal Contacts : Works with management and non-managers throughout the organization.

The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

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Converge Netherlands BV: Kingsfordweg 111-113, 1043GP, Amsterdam, the Netherlands


Time Type:
Full time

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